Toyota Auris Hybrid & TRD

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TOYOTA Auris Hybrid

Toyota Auris Hybrid TRD

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The opposites

It’s tough at the top and tougher to stay there – Toyota Motors South is keen to achieve by giving product line up a thorough to. Their immediate plan to include a dash of excitement and riding of the hybrid wave.

they started alphabetically, they didn’t, but the often and underrated Auris hatchback is the point for a double-headed assault on charts and market share. in the massive shadow of its RunX the Auris was an easy target for revitalisation.

Not that the platform is boring, I approve of the Auris so that I immediately promoted it as an upgrade when a friend destroyed her RunX. But somehow the car’s rounded shape, lines and funky interior find favour with

Help has just arrived in two opposites: the Auris Hybrid Drive and the Auris Toyota Development, hereafter referred to as the HSD and Auris TRD. What two represent in the world of Toyota is the little white angel and wee red on either shoulder…

The HSD employs the hybrid technology from pioneering Prius, essentially the normal Auris drive-train the 1.8L petrol engine and motor combo of a Prius. It shares the same CVT gearbox and the take up most of the boot (283L boot space

As everything was just shoe-horned an existing car, there no development issues to master; the Auris HSD is cheaper than a This easy transformation a lightbulb appear above engineers’ heads, and they are now into hybrid’ing more possibly all.

Further technologies they are with or having a stern at include plug-in hybrids available overseas), bio fuels, electric vehicles (also overseas), hydrogen fuel and the possibility of Diesel hybrids.

The hybrid to grace our shores probably be the Yaris HSD in the second of 2012. Any regular internal vehicles have also taken aside for a few lectures in which resulted in Toyota’s Drive policy taking on five S.A. models 2009.

But back to the Auris which differentiates itself other models with the hybrid jewellery like logo and blue lights. The is available in two trim levels – XS at and XR for R289,800. TMSA aims to about 25 a month.

Specifications include goodies auto this and power daytime running lights, wheels, central locking, USB, multifunction leather wheel, keyless start, airbags, ISOFIX anchors, lots of brake assistants and controls.

The fancier XR model can with cruise control, entry, reversing camera, seat inserts and 17-inch which raise the excellent radius from 5.2 to 5.5 metres. 28 hydride battery modules vehicle weight to 1,805kg.

The to their hefty presence is they complete a full of perpetual charge and discharge. It three drive modes Eco and Power), uses either or motors depending on battery and replenishes electricity via the petrol deceleration and/or braking.

TOYOTA Auris Hybrid

0-100km/h takes 11.4 and top speed is around 180km/h. importantly though, CO2 emissions per km are 89 to 93g and average fuel consumption is 3.8 to Driven sensibly, that result in a range far north of from the 45L fuel tank.

fans will be more in the Auris TRD, a bespoke African creation based on a 1.6 model that has been into the TRD catalogue once or Toyota South Africa is to revive their TRD brand, because it still enjoys a following without much from the mothership.

Front and spoilers, snazzy alloys, of skirting boards and TRD badges set the number apart from models. A closer look also reveal TRD lowered and suspension with new shocks, coils, bracing struts and bars.

The 1.6 Valvematic engine receives an HSK with lots of shiny lovingly installed in a Gauteng Power rises from 97 to and torque is raised from 160 to 0-100km/h takes 9 seconds and top is 220km/h, with average consumption pinned at 7.5L/100km.

Our and devilish Auris test revealed the TRD to be as alive and agile as the HSD is and soothing. The hybrid has instant and a quiet manner but is sluggish compared to the zingy and rev-happy

Its performance isn’t breath-taking but will enjoy taking the engine through its six manual The same goes for the handling of two – the hybrid is composed and comfy, the TRD is and encouraging.

Every Auris a 3-year/100,000km warranty and 5-year/90,000km plan. The TRD’s price was at the time of going to press. we wait, I’d like to mention the XD which sits neatly the angel and devil in terms of and consumption.


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